Today is Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day! What does pungent mean? Apparently, it must have a strong taste or smell.
Hmmmm… how about garlic? Can’t think of anything much smellier than that. So let’s take a look at some great recipes that are sure to keep the vampires at bay!
Garlic is a member of the onion family which also includes leeks and shallots and it is believed to help ward off heart disease, cancer, colds and flu. Eating garlic can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce buildup of plaque in the arteries. All that and it tastes great too!
Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip from Wonky Wonderful
Easy Tip: When picking out garlic at the grocery store, select firm, tight, heavy, dry bulbs for best flavor.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Rosemary from McNack’s Kitchen
The flavor of garlic is most intense just after mincing. The smell can be removed from your hands by running them under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object.
Garlic and Butter Shrimp Scampi from Suzy’s Sitcom
There are a number of annual garlic festivals around the country. The Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California is one of the best known in the U.S.
BBQ Potatoes from Kayotic Kitchen
The majority of garlic (90%) grown in the United States comes from California.
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